FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University senior midfielder Kyle Clinton and junior defender Ivan Juric have been selected to the 2009 Daktronics NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region Men’s Soccer Team.
Both players were named to the 14-member second team.
The Daktronics All-Region Team is voted on by the sports information directors of the Southeast Region, and voting is powered by ATHLETICSITE.COM. The region is comprised of three conferences and one independent member. The team is sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., an acknowledged world leader in scoring, timing and programmable display systems for virtually every sport at every level of competition.
Clinton, a native of Safety Harbor, Fla., led the Patriots in scoring with seven goals and four assists and tied for ninth in the Peach Belt Conference in total points. Three of his scores were match-winners which was second-best in the conference. He ended his career with 29 goals in 75 matches, including eight match-winning tallies.
Juric, a native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, moved from the midfield to an outside defender position this season. He started all 19 matches and played 1,719 out of a possible 1,784 minutes. He recorded two goals and one assist, and helped anchored a Patriot defense that is ranked 27th nationally in goals against average and that posted eight shutouts.
The pair helped lead Francis Marion to an 11-5-3 record this season. The Patriots tied for fewest goals allowed by a team in the Peach Belt, with opponents tallying only 17 scores in the 19 matches. The Patriots placed fifth in the final PBC regular-season standings and lost a tight overtime decision in the quarterfinal round of the conference tournament.
This marks the third straight season Francis Marion has placed a player on the Daktronics All-Region Team.